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Nature Loss and Sovereign Credit Ratings

June 23, 2022

Nature Loss and Sovereign Credit Ratings

Biodiversity loss and environmental degradation can have material impact on sovereign creditworthiness. Current methodol

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Scaling up Green, Social, Sustainability and Sustainability-linked Bond Issuances in Developing Countries

October 18, 2021

Scaling up Green, Social, Sustainability and Sustainability-linked Bond Issuances in Developing Countries

This report explores the global landscape of the Green, Social, Sustainability and Sustainability-linked (GSSS) Bond...

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Could a sovereign sustainability-linked bond help protect the Amazon? Part 1

June 27, 2022

Could a sovereign sustainability-linked bond help protect the Amazon? Part 1

This blog is part one of a two-part blog series. This blog describes the Brazilian context and the difficulties with pur

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Greening Sovereign Debt Performance - Shared Risk and Rewards in Financing the Transition

March 3, 2022

Greening Sovereign Debt Performance - Shared Risk and Rewards in Financing the Transition

Sovereign bond markets need to quickly and radically innovate in order to successfully integrate climate- and nature...

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Integrating Nature into Debt Sustainability Analysis

July 11, 2022

Integrating Nature into Debt Sustainability Analysis

This report highlights the importance of integrating nature-related risks into debt sustainability frameworks for...

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Conservation finance: from niche to mainstream : the building of an institutional asset class

January 20, 2016

Conservation finance: from niche to mainstream : the building of an institutional asset class

The objective of this report is to identify financial product structures that have the potential to establish...

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The elephant in the room: Bringing sustainable investment to Africa

January 18, 2022

The elephant in the room: Bringing sustainable investment to Africa

The coronavirus pandemic has renewed interest in sustainable investing strategies that allow investors to both protect t

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Case Study BELIZE DEBT CONVERSION FOR MARINE CONSERVATION

November 1, 2021

Case Study BELIZE DEBT CONVERSION FOR MARINE CONSERVATION

In November 2021, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Government of Belize (Belize) announced the completion of a...

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Could a sovereign sustainability-linked bond help protect the Amazon? Part 2

June 28, 2022

Could a sovereign sustainability-linked bond help protect the Amazon? Part 2

This blog is part two of a two-part blog series. The previous blog describes the Brazilian context and the difficulties

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Wildlife Conservation Bond mobilizes private capital to protect critically endangered rhinos

March 23, 2022

Wildlife Conservation Bond mobilizes private capital to protect critically endangered rhinos

The World Bank’s USD 150 million Wildlife Conservation Bond (WCB) is a first-of-its-kind outcome-based bond that...

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Striking the right note: Key performance indicators for sovereign sustainability-linked bonds

January 6, 2022

Striking the right note: Key performance indicators for sovereign sustainability-linked bonds

A new World Bank report - Striking the Right Note : Key Performance Indicators for Sovereign Sustainability-Linked...

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The Economic Case for Nature

June 30, 2021

The Economic Case for Nature

The Economic Case for Nature is part of a series of papers by the World Bank that lays out the economic rationale for...

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June 1, 2020

Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles

Sustainability-Linked Bonds (“SLBs”) aim to further develop the key role that debt markets can play in funding...

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Nature Performance Bonds - Frequently Asked Questions

July 29, 2021

Nature Performance Bonds - Frequently Asked Questions

Performance-based debt instruments have the potential to transform the way nature, climate and other sustainability...

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The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review

February 1, 2021

The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review

Final Report of the Independent Review on the Economics of Biodiversity led by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta.

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Debt-for-Climate Swaps: Analysis, Design, and Implementation

August 12, 2022

Debt-for-Climate Swaps: Analysis, Design, and Implementation

This paper compares debt-for-climate swaps—partial debt relief operations conditional on debtor commitments to undertake

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Sovereign Sustainability-Linked Bonds: Chile Sets A High Bar

March 1, 2018

Sovereign Sustainability-Linked Bonds: Chile Sets A High Bar

In March 2018, as part of its Long Finance initiative, Z/Yen published the first edition of the Global Green Finance...

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Linking sovereign debt to climate and nature outcomes. A guide for debt managers and environmental decision makers

November 1, 2021

Linking sovereign debt to climate and nature outcomes. A guide for debt managers and environmental decision makers

As countries grapple with the triple crisis of debt, climate change and nature loss, compounded by the impacts of the...

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